Nigeria Adopts September 16 as National Identity Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. A statement by General Manager, Operations/Corporate Communications, NIMC, Abdulhamid Umar said the action is a practical move to create awareness on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion. According […]

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Virgil van Dijk has been crowned UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year for 2018-19.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19. The Dutch international beat off competition from three-time UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old centre-back received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. The […]

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2,000 Katsina pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia ― Official

At least 2,000 pilgrims from Katsina State have returned home after performing the 2019 Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to an official. Alh. Ahmed Mohammed, the Chairman of the Katsina Pilgrims Reception committee disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Saturday. Mohammed said that the pilgrims arrived in Katsina in […]

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65 year old man arrested for beheading brother’s corpse

A 65-year-old man, Samuel Olaniyi, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team in Lagos for attempting to use his late brother’s skull for money ritual. It was learnt that the suspect, who was arrested alongside two others, identified as Uchenna Olewunna and Sunday Mathew, exhumed his late brother’s […]

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Over 160 Nigerians stranded in Libya Returns

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 163 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, but assisted to come back home. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Region, NEMA, confirmed the development to journalists on Friday in Lagos. Muhammed said the returnees arrived […]

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How Senator Abbo infected his Late wife with HIV/AIDS – Sisters-in-law Reveals

We knew that he was raping our sister. He even tried to bring his friend so that both of them will sleep with my sister at the same time. She took a lot of stitches as a result of anal sex forced on her,” she said.
My family was against the marriage because they were not in support of inter-tribal marriage. We do not know much about the northerner and their culture.

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Sri Lanka president signs death warrant of four Nigerians to end Moratorium

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday (Jun 26) the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related offences. “I have already signed (the) death penalty for four (convicts). It will be implemented soon and we have already decided the date as well,” Mr Sirisena told reporters […]

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My Monthly Salary Is N750,000 – Senate President Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has claimed his monthly salary as a Nigerian senator does not exceed N750,000.  A former senator, Shehu Sani, in 2018 had disclosed that lawmakers received N13.5 million every month for running costs, apart from their basic salary. Lawan made the claims when members of the Senators’ Forum paid a […]

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Nigeria v Burundi Player Ratings

#1 Daniel Akpeyi: 4.5/10  Made a crucial save to prevent Burundi going ahead early on, but seemed less assured as the game went on, and by the end of it had returned to his error-prone best. Gave away a corner needlessly, and dropped an easy cross late in the game. #2 Abdullahi Shehu: 4/10  Looked off-colour and […]

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Lagos Police reveals punishment for buying stolen phone

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, has revealed the punishment that will be meted to whoever buys a stolen phone in Lagos. While enlighten Nigerians on the consequences of buying a stolen phone, Bala said the minimum sentencing for offenders is 7 years and the buyer will get more jail years than […]

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Police nabbed 19-yr-old boy for beheading 3 persons

A 19-year-old boy, Prince Chikere, and four other kidnappers have been paraded by Imo State Police Command in Owerri for allegedly beheading three persons. Others paraded alongside Chikere after their arrest at Obitti in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, are Chibuike Oyiwara, Amuzie Uchenna and Odunze Azunna. Also […]

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NTA removed from largest UK cable platform, Sky

The Nigerian Television Authority has been removed from the largest digital satellite television service platform in Europe, Sky Limited. A visit to Sky’s website showed that NTA had been barred indefinitely from airing on Channel 794. A message on Sky’s website read in part, “794: NTA International; currently temporarily removed from EPG (Electronic Programme Guide).” […]

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Kenya introduces new banknotes to curb corruption

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the country’s currency is to be replaced with a new generation of banknotes.
Kenyans must return their 1,000 shilling ($10; £8) notes to banks by 1 October, in a bid to fight money laundering, counterfeits and corruption.
New currency is to be brought in over the coming months with other denominations being phased out gradually.

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FG spends N3. 5trn on infrastructure in 3-yrs – Osinbajo

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that Nigeria has spent over N3.5 trillion from the National budgets to infrastructure in the last three years. The Vice President also said that Investor-interest was on the rise in Nigeria based on the tracking of investment announcements that indicates a 37 percent increase from 2017 to 2018. Speaking […]

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NJC Removes Onnoghen From Membership List

The National Judicial Council has removed the name and image of Walter Onnoghen from its members list on its website.
The Council, on Thursday, approved the extension of the appointment of Justice Muhammad for another three months following a recommendation sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Ayade donates N1m to inmate who delivered twins in Calabar Prison

GOV. Ben Ayade of Cross River has donated N1 million and other gift items to the management of the General Hospital Calabar for the upkeep of the prison inmate who gave birth to twins at the hospital on Thursday April 18.
Ayade, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, said on Saturday in Calabar that the gesture was a special Easter gift to the mother of the twins; a boy and girl.

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Anambra Govt Storm Onitsha Streets, Arrests Beggars, Mentally Deranged Persons

The apprehended beggars, operating at both Onitsha Main Market and Upper Iweka, were mostly women, presumed to be using ‘hired’ children to carry out their businesses.
The raid is part of the initiatives of the Anambra Government to get rid of beggars and mentally sick persons on the streets.
They were taken to the Nteje Rehabilitation Center for treatment.

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NEMA deploys 7 chartered buses, others for Libyan returnees

The Lagos Territorial Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it has mobilized seven chartered buses apart from providing food, water and accommodation to Libyan returnees on arrival in Lagos.
It’s been reported that no fewer than 12,974 have been repatriated in the last two years through the Joint efforts of the European Union & IOM. More are still being expected in the weeks to come.

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Let’s work as one family – El-Rufai to Kaduna residents

Speaking after receiving his Certificate of Return, the governor further said that the people appreciate that the difficult and tough decisions that had been taken in the last four years were in their collective interest.
El-Rufai also called on the people to join hands in building a better Kaduna “to improve themselves, to tackle poverty and disease, to accelerate development, build new businesses and create jobs.”

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Journalist arrested, charged under cybercrime law in Nigeria

Mr Norman, owner and editor-in-chief of online news outlet The Realm News, was arrested on March 1 by police in Umuahia, the capital of Nigeria’s southeastern Abia state, while he was at local radio station Flo FM to discuss politics on air, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ from Afara prison in Umuahia.
The day he was arrested, Mr Norman was charged in an Abia state magistrate court under Nigeria’s 2015 cybercrime act, he told CPJ.

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